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A gunman's deadly rampage through a shopping mall was met on Sunday with disbelief by residents of a quiet Dutch town who once thought such carnage could not happen in their country.
"This is something you usually see in America, not in the Netherlands," said local resident Martin van der Ploeg as he fixed his motorbike near the mall.
"Dutch people consider themselves down to earth. We don't have this sort of excess," Van der Ploeg said.
"This was my home, my sanctuary, where I need to feel safe, and now that's gone."
Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
Is It Just False Safety?
Originally posted by Kryties
What it implies to me is that the gun control measures actually DO work. If they did not you would expect to see many more incidents like it, rather than a single isolated incident that shocked the locals because it never happens there.
Yes, one lone nutter went bonkers. I'd say that's a pretty damn good statistic against the US's track record - even taking population differences into account.
Originally posted by BlubberyConspiracy
In Japan where guns are illegal, people hold elementary schools hostage and commit crimes with knives.
We going to make knives illegal too?